55022 to work blythe alacan trains

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55022 to work blythe alacan trains

Postby sng60007 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:25 am

There are various stories that 22 has gone on hire to gbrf to work in the north east on freights. Can anyone confirm full details. If so this will be one of the biggest events in diesel preservation :D
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Postby 20087 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:58 am

Indeed it does seem true, see: http://royalscotsgrey.wordpress.com/201 ... res-55022/
Well done to Martin and everyone involved in getting the work for the loco, lets hope it provides yet more funds to help with all their projects.
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Postby Shredder » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:19 am

Only for the preservationists this Deltic would have been broken up years ago and now its back in revenue earning services, Its quite amazing
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Postby the_jon_m » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:27 pm

wow,

congrats to the 22 team

I take it that it was less costly to use the running deltic than to demothball one of the stored type 5s
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Postby 47406 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:33 pm

Great news for RSG :D

I hope to catch it up here when I have some time off work in a couple of weeks time :D

Will it be D9016 on its own for the Easter weekend now?

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Postby mike-smashing » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:36 pm

47406 wrote:Will it be D9016 on its own for the Easter weekend now?


No, Martin assures us that RSG will be back on ELR metals for the Easter weekend, and available for other existing mainline commitments - see http://royalscotsgrey.wordpress.com/

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Postby 47406 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:46 pm

Thanks Mike :D



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mike-smashing wrote:
47406 wrote:Will it be D9016 on its own for the Easter weekend now?


No, Martin assures us that RSG will be back on ELR metals for the Easter weekend, and available for other existing mainline commitments - see http://royalscotsgrey.wordpress.com/

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Postby pjr » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:15 pm

I was speaking to Jonny Stevenson yesterday at BBS, he said that they had just sent RSG up to the North East. It's a major piece of news and the team should be congratulated on securing the work and getting the engine ready in such a short time.

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Postby JonnyGT » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:23 pm

Thank you all for your kind words. I will make sure they are passed onto the rest of the team.

I would like to thank all the people who helped us get off ELR metals during the little locos weekend.

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Postby 20087 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:49 pm

The driver of the 66 in this photo must have had a shock, http://www.flickr.com/photos/55727763@N02/5612891803/
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Postby charterboy » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:19 pm

55022 now left ELR today(Thurs 22nd Sep) to recommence work on the Alcans 8)
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